The photochemistry of monolayer methyl iodide (CH3I) on a silver-covered TiO2(110) surface is studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Upon the UV irradiation of CH3I/Ag/TiO 2(110) at a cryogenic temperature, methyl iodide undergoes desorption and dissociation. The cross sections for CH3I dissociation and desorption are measured at different photon wavelengths of 251, 290, 312, 364, 403, and 546nm. The photochemistry of monolayer CH3I on Ag/TiO2(110) is wavelength dependent. While photodissociation is the predominant mechanism for CH3I depletion upon irradiation with large-wavelength lights, the nonthermal photodesorption of molecular CH3I becomes the major process at wavelengths below 312 nm. The desorption of energetic CH3 fragments following CH3I photodissociation is evident. Possible mechanisms for the present photochemistry of CH3I on Ag/TiO 2(110) are discussed and compared with those on the Ag(111) and TiO2(110) surfaces.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||10 A|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Oct 15|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)